New Delhi: Sacked Delhi Minister Kapil Mishra this morning alleged that Aam Aadmi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal is connected to a ‘hawala’ scam, or money laundering scheme. Mishra further alleged that Kejriwal is making a Delhi businessman Mukesh Kumar — referred to in a video as Mukesh Sharma — the fall guy, by getting him to falsely claim he donated Rs. 2 crore to AAP.
“This is all an elaborate ploy to launder money, to convert black money into white,” Mishra alleged, adding that Kejriwal was the kingpin of this elaborate conspiracy.
On May 14, Mishra alleged that Rs. 2 crore through four cheques of Rs. 50 lakh each was transferred to AAP’s coffers through four shell companies. Sharma or Kumar claimed yesterday he was the one who donated that money.
“I donated the money to AAP because I thought AAP has come into politics to serve the poor,” Kumar or Sharma said in a video that was shared on Twitter yesterday. Mishra alleged that Kumar or Sharma wasn’t telling the whole truth. “That video will come back to bite Kejriwal because I can show that Mukesh Kumar is the sacrificial lamb here and that he didn’t donate Rs 2 crore”, Mishra said.
The suspended AAP member then exhibited four letters — of unknown provenance — he claimed were letters of donation of Rs 50 lakh each to AAP. Of the four, he said, only two were signed by Sharma. “This implies that Sharma only donated Rs 1 crore. Where did the other Rs 1 crore come from,” Mishra asked.